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1. The West Wing (1999–2006)

44 min | Drama

8.8
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Inside the lives of staffers in the west wing of the White House.

Creator: Aaron Sorkin | Stars: Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney, John Spencer

Votes: 41,667

2. Dirty Dancing (1987)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.9
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65 Metascore

Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.

Writer: Eleanor Bergstein | Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes

Votes: 135,124

3. Boyhood (I) (2014)

R | 165 min | Drama

8.0
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100 Metascore

The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college.

Writer: Richard Linklater | Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Elijah Smith

Votes: 249,538

4. The Way We Were (1973)

PG | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Two desperate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart.

Writer: Arthur Laurents | Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Bradford Dillman, Lois Chiles

Votes: 15,685

5. Family Ties (1982–1989)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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Chronicles liberal ex-hippies Steven and Elyse Keaton, their conservative son Alex, daughters Mallory and Jennifer, and later, youngest child Andrew.

Creator: Gary David Goldberg | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter, Justine Bateman

Votes: 11,243

6. I'm Not There. (2007)

R | 135 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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73 Metascore

Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work.

Writers: Todd Haynes, Oren Moverman | Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw

Votes: 47,312

7. Carnage (2011)

R | 80 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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61 Metascore

Two pairs of parents hold a cordial meeting after their sons are involved in a fight, though as their time together progresses, increasingly childish behavior throws the discussion into chaos.

Writers: Yasmina Reza, Roman Polanski, Michael Katims | Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, John C. Reilly

Votes: 93,050

8. The Life of David Gale (2003)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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31 Metascore

A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.

Writer: Charles Randolph | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Kate Winslet, Laura Linney, Cleo King

Votes: 85,441

9. The Vicar of Dibley (1994–2007)

60 min | Comedy

8.0
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A boisterous female minister comes to serve in an eccentricly conservative small town's church.

Stars: Dawn French, James Fleet, Trevor Peacock, Gary Waldhorn

Votes: 7,666

10. Absolutely Fabulous (1992–2012)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy

8.1
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Edina Monsoon and her best friend Patsy drive Eddie's sensible daughter, Saffron, up the wall with their constant drug abuse and outrageous selfishness. Numerous in-jokes and heavy doses of... See full summary »

Stars: Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, June Whitfield

Votes: 13,117

11. Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama

6.4
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45 Metascore

A free-thinking art professor teaches conservative 1950s Wellesley girls to question their traditional social roles.

Writers: Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal | Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Votes: 59,525

12. Dead Man Walking (1995)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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80 Metascore

A nun, while comforting a convicted killer on death row, empathizes with both the killer and his victim's families.

Writers: Helen Prejean, Tim Robbins | Director: Tim Robbins | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, Robert Prosky, Raymond J. Barry

Votes: 71,263

13. Dharma & Greg (1997–2002)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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A free spirited yoga instructor finds true love in a conservative lawyer and they got married on the first date. Though they are polar opposites; her need of stability is fulfilled with him, his need of optimism is fulfilled with her.

Creators: Chuck Lorre, Dottie Dartland Zicklin | Stars: Jenna Elfman, Thomas Gibson, Joel Murray, Mimi Kennedy

Votes: 22,753

14. Half Nelson (2006)

R | 106 min | Drama

7.3
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85 Metascore

An inner-city junior high school teacher with a drug habit forms an unlikely friendship with one of his students after she discovers his secret.

Writers: Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden | Director: Ryan Fleck | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Anthony Mackie, Shareeka Epps, Jeff Lima

Votes: 69,031

15. The American President (1995)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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67 Metascore

Comedy-drama about a widowed U.S. president and a lobbyist who fall in love. It's all above-board, but "politics is perception" and sparks fly anyway.

Writer: Aaron Sorkin | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, Michael J. Fox

Votes: 42,035

16. Killer: A Journal of Murder (1995)

R | 91 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.4
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Carl Panzram is sent to Leavenworth Prison for burglary. While there, he is brutally beaten by a guard. Neophyte guard Henry Lesser feels sympathy for Panzram, befriends him, and gets him ... See full summary »

Writers: Thomas E. Gaddis, James Long, Tim Metcalfe | Director: Tim Metcalfe | Stars: James Woods, Robert Sean Leonard, Ellen Greene, Cara Buono

Votes: 1,740

17. Jesus Camp (2006)

PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary

7.5
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62 Metascore

A documentary on kids who attend a summer camp hoping to become the next Billy Graham.

Directors: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady | Stars: Mike Papantonio, Lou Engle, Becky Fischer, Ted Haggard

Votes: 21,069

18. Not Fade Away (2012)

R | 112 min | Drama

6.0
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65 Metascore

Set in suburban New Jersey the 1960s, a group of friends form a rock band and try to make it big.

Writer: David Chase | Director: David Chase | Stars: John Magaro, Jack Huston, Will Brill, Brahm Vaccarella

Votes: 3,624

19. Prime (2005)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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58 Metascore

A career driven professional from Manhattan is wooed by a young painter, who also happens to be the son of her psychoanalyst.

Writer: Ben Younger | Director: Ben Younger | Stars: Uma Thurman, Meryl Streep, Bryan Greenberg, Jon Abrahams

Votes: 34,328

20. Everyone Says I Love You (1996)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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A New York girl sets her father up with a beautiful woman in a shaky marriage while her half sister gets engaged.

Writer: Woody Allen | Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Goldie Hawn, Julia Roberts, Edward Norton

Votes: 29,354

21. Death Wish (1974)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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A New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad after his wife is murdered by street punks in which he randomly goes out and kills would-be muggers on the mean streets after dark.

Writers: Brian Garfield, Wendell Mayes | Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Charles Bronson, Hope Lange, Vincent Gardenia, Steven Keats

Votes: 24,217

22. Maude (1972–1978)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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This "All In The Family" spin-off centers around Edith's cousin, Maude Findlay. She's a liberal, independent woman living in Tuckahoe, NY with her fourth husband Walter, owner of Findlay's ... See full summary »

Creator: Norman Lear | Stars: Bea Arthur, Bill Macy, Conrad Bain, Rue McClanahan

Votes: 2,177

23. Bulworth (1998)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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75 Metascore

A suicidally disillusioned liberal politician puts a contract out on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters by affecting the rhythms and speech of hip-hop music and culture.

Writers: Warren Beatty, Jeremy Pikser | Director: Warren Beatty | Stars: Warren Beatty, Halle Berry, Kimberly Deauna Adams, Vinny Argiro

Votes: 21,567

24. Losing Isaiah (1995)

R | 111 min | Drama

6.4
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The natural and adoptive mothers of a young boy are involved in a bitter, controversial custody battle.

Writers: Seth Margolis, Naomi Foner | Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal | Stars: Jessica Lange, Halle Berry, David Strathairn, Cuba Gooding Jr.

Votes: 4,233

25. Missing (1982)

R | 122 min | Drama, History, Mystery

7.8
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When an idealistic writer disappears during the Right Wing military coup in 1973 Chile, his wife and American businessman father try to find him.

Writers: Costa-Gavras, Donald Stewart, Thomas Hauser | Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Mayron, John Shea

Votes: 13,220

26. Melinda and Melinda (2004)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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54 Metascore

Two alternating stories about Melinda's (Mitchell) attempts to straighten out her life.

Writer: Woody Allen | Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Will Ferrell, Vinessa Shaw, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Wallace Shawn

Votes: 26,548

27. PCU (1994)

PG-13 | 79 min | Comedy

6.5
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A high school senior visits college for the weekend, and stays at the wildest house on campus in this classic tale of anti-political-correctness.

Writers: Adam Leff, Zak Penn | Director: Hart Bochner | Stars: Jeremy Piven, Chris Young, Megan Ward, Jon Favreau

Votes: 10,325

28. Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Documentary film-maker Bob Saunders and his wife Carol attend a group therapy session that serves as the backdrop for the opening scenes of the film. Returning to their Los Angeles home, ... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Mazursky, Larry Tucker | Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Natalie Wood, Robert Culp, Elliott Gould, Dyan Cannon

Votes: 3,823

29. Trumbo (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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71 Metascore

Through a focus on the life of Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976), this film examines the effects on individuals and families of a congressional pursuit of Hollywood Communists after World War II. ... See full summary »

Writer: Christopher Trumbo | Director: Peter Askin | Stars: Dalton Trumbo, Joan Allen, Brian Dennehy, Michael Douglas

Votes: 766

30. Zoo (2007)

Unrated | 75 min | Documentary

5.6
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63 Metascore

A look at the life of an Enumclaw, Washington man who died as a result of an unusual encounter with a horse.

Writers: Robinson Devor, Charles Mudede | Director: Robinson Devor | Stars: Coyote, Jenny Edwards, John Edwards, John Paulsen

Votes: 2,239

31. Fritz the Cat (1972)

Unrated | 78 min | Animation, Comedy

6.3
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A hypocritical swinging college student cat raises hell in a satiric vision of various elements on the 1960's.

Writers: Ralph Bakshi, Robert Crumb | Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Skip Hinnant, Rosetta LeNoire, John McCurry, Judy Engles

Votes: 7,903

32. Ishtar (1987)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.1
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52 Metascore

Two terrible lounge singers get booked to play a gig in a Moroccan hotel but somehow become pawns in an international power play between the CIA, the Emir of Ishtar, and the rebels trying to overthrow his regime.

Writer: Elaine May | Director: Elaine May | Stars: Warren Beatty, Dustin Hoffman, Isabelle Adjani, Charles Grodin

Votes: 8,550

33. Sunshine (1999)

R | 181 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.5
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71 Metascore

The fate of a Hungarian Jewish family throughout the 20th century.

Writers: István Szabó, Israel Horovitz | Director: István Szabó | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Rosemary Harris, Rachel Weisz, Jennifer Ehle

Votes: 10,943

34. The Damned (1969)

R | 156 min | Drama

7.6
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The dramatic collapse of a wealthy, industrialist/Junker family during the reign of the Third Reich.

Writers: Nicola Badalucco, Enrico Medioli, Luchino Visconti | Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Ingrid Thulin, Helmut Griem, Helmut Berger

Votes: 5,291

35. Together (2000)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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84 Metascore

Elisabeth leaves her abusive and drunken husband Rolf, she packs her bags, takes the kids and goes to her brother Göran. The year is 1975 and Göran lives in a commune called Together. ... See full summary »

Writer: Lukas Moodysson | Director: Lukas Moodysson | Stars: Lisa Lindgren, Michael Nyqvist, Emma Samuelsson, Sam Kessel

Votes: 17,167

36. The Last Supper (I) (1995)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
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A group of idealistic, but frustrated, liberals succumb to the temptation of murdering rightwing pundits for their political beliefs.

Writer: Dan Rosen | Director: Stacy Title | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Ron Eldard, Annabeth Gish, Jonathan Penner

Votes: 11,999

37. Priest (1994)

R | 98 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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Father Greg Pilkington (Linus Roache) is torn between his call as a conservative Catholic priest and his secret life as a homosexual with a gay lover, frowned upon by the Church. Upon ... See full summary »

Writer: Jimmy McGovern | Director: Antonia Bird | Stars: Linus Roache, Tom Wilkinson, Robert Carlyle, Cathy Tyson

Votes: 7,820

38. Z (1969)

M | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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Following the murder of a prominent leftist, an investigator tries to uncover the truth while government officials attempt to cover up their roles.

Writers: Vasilis Vasilikos, Jorge Semprún | Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Yves Montand, Irene Papas, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jacques Perrin

Votes: 17,089

39. Night of the Living Deb (2015)

85 min | Comedy, Horror, Romance

5.6
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After a girls' night out, endearingly awkward Deb wakes up in the apartment of the most attractive guy in Portland, Maine. She's thrilled, but she can't remember much of what got her there.... See full summary »

Writers: Kyle Rankin, Andy Selsor | Director: Kyle Rankin | Stars: Michael Cassidy, Maria Thayer, Ray Wise, Chris Marquette

Votes: 665

40. Hearts Afire (1992–1995)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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John Ritter returns to TV in a genial sitcom, playing an aide to a senator (Gaynes). His life is somewhat complicated by his wife (Post)'s father (Asner) having spent a long stretch in ... See full summary »

Creator: Linda Bloodworth-Thomason | Stars: John Ritter, Markie Post, Billy Bob Thornton, Clark Duke

Votes: 192

41. Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (2013)

97 min | Drama

6.8
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Ali's biggest match, his fight with the US government. A film about the politics and hubris surrounding the Vietnam War and the revenge exacted on America's greatest sportsman of the 20th century because he refused to fight in that war.

Writers: Howard L. Bingham, Shawn Slovo, Mark Wallace | Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Frank Langella, Ed Begley Jr., Peter Gerety

Votes: 1,503

42. I Am Curious (Yellow) (1967)

X | 121 min | Drama

6.1
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Lena, aged twenty, wants to know all she can about life and reality. She collects information on everyone and everything, storing her findings in an enormous archive. She experiments with ... See full summary »

Director: Vilgot Sjöman | Stars: Lena Nyman, Vilgot Sjöman, Börje Ahlstedt, Peter Lindgren

Votes: 2,766

43. Till Death Us Do Part (1965–1975)

40 min | Comedy

7.4
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A working-class Cockney bigot with a biased and expirienced opinion of everything shares them bluntly and almost carelessly.

Creator: Johnny Speight | Stars: Warren Mitchell, Anthony Booth, Una Stubbs, Dandy Nichols

Votes: 508

44. He Said, She Said (1991)

PG-13 | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.6
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Dan and Lorie are journalists working in the same office. More often than not they have opposing view of the issue in question. Deciding that this is hot stuff, a television producer gives ... See full summary »

Writer: Brian Hohlfeld | Directors: Ken Kwapis, Marisa Silver | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth Perkins, Nathan Lane, Anthony LaPaglia

Votes: 4,947

45. Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama

6.7
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73 Metascore

It's about a five member family. The father is a conservative and traditional person who directs the family. The mother is at home, she tries to hold together the family, while Mr. Bridge ... See full summary »

Writers: Evan S. Connell, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala | Director: James Ivory | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Saundra McClain, Margaret Welsh

Votes: 2,282

46. The Group (1966)

Approved | 150 min | Drama

6.6
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It's 1933, and eight young women are friends and members of the upper- class group at a private girl's school, about to graduate and start their own lives. The film documents the years ... See full summary »

Writers: Mary McCarthy, Sidney Buchman | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Candice Bergen, Joan Hackett, Elizabeth Hartman, Shirley Knight

Votes: 963

47. Moon Over Parador (1988)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

5.9
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Little known actor, Jack Noah, is working on location in the dictatorship of Parador at the time the dictator dies. The dictator's right hand man, Roberto, makes Jack an offer he cannot ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles G. Booth, Leon Capetanos, Paul Mazursky | Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Raul Julia, Sonia Braga, Jonathan Winters

Votes: 4,444

48. Daens (1992)

138 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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In the 1890s, Father Adolf Daens goes to Aalst, a textile town where child labor is rife, pay and working conditions are horrible, the poor have no vote, and the Catholic church backs the ... See full summary »

Writers: Louis Paul Boon, François Chevallier, Stijn Coninx, Addy Weijers | Director: Stijn Coninx | Stars: Jan Decleir, Gérard Desarthe, Antje de Boeck, Michael Pas

Votes: 3,001

49. Journey to the Center of the Earth (1993 TV Movie)

90 min | Sci-Fi

3.0
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Taking the title from the novel by Jules Verne, this story takes his basic premise of the desire to travel to the center of the Earth. The travelers, using their craft, penetrate an active ... See full summary »

Writers: David M. Evans, Robert Gunter, Jules Verne | Director: William Dear | Stars: David Dundara, Farrah Forke, Kim Miyori, John Neville

Votes: 555

50. Land of Plenty (2004)

123 min | Drama, War

6.5
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62 Metascore

A drama that investigates anxiety and disillusionment in America.

Writers: Wim Wenders, Scott Derrickson, Michael Meredith | Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Michelle Williams, John Diehl, Wendell Pierce, Shaun Toub

Votes: 3,326